How India Betrayed Mahatma Gandhi
By Safa Ahmed
The ideology of Gandhi’s assassin is now mainstream in the country, while Gandhi himself has been demonized for promoting Hindu-Muslim unity.
The Ram Mandir Symbolizes a New Form of Hinduism
By Anuttama Banerji
Contrary to perceptions that it is being done to obliterate Muslim sites of worship from India, the consecration of the temple is about creating a new type of public-facing Hinduism.
From Babri to Mumbai and Beyond: India’s Journey Into Darkness
By Ajai Sahni
There is a clear continuum from the events that led up to the demolition of the Babri Masjid in 1992 to the looming darkness that confronts India today. But it’s not what you think.
‘They Burnt My Parents Alive’: Gujarat Riots Still Haunt Victims
By Tarushi Aswani
20 years after anti-Muslim violence in Gujarat, the victims are still haunted by their memories – and the parallels they see today.
India’s Role in Communal Violence in Bangladesh
By Hossain Delwar
India’s anti-Muslim policies trigger anti-Hindu sentiments in its neighbors, creating a vicious cycle of communal violence.
The Making of Brand Modi
By Asim Ali
Narendra Modi has created one of the most powerful political brands in India’s history. But that centralization of power creates its own weaknesses.
A Cow Cabinet in Madhya Pradesh?
By Neeta Lal
Amid a pandemic and educational crisis, why is one of India's least developed states focusing political energy on cow welfare?
Banning Fireworks on Diwali: A Window Into Money and Politics in India
By Prashant Waikar
What looks like an eminently sensible decision, given the extremely polluting effects of fireworks, has become a politically contentious issue.
How India Got Here
By Neelanjan Sircar
Narendra Modi’s second term has coincided with the implementation of his party’s Hindu nationalist agenda. What is driving this?
The Latest Weapon Against Assam’s Muslims: Forced Evictions
By Angshuman Choudhury and Suraj Gogoi
A new land rights regime in Northeast India’s Assam threatens the existence of ethno-religious minorities.
Delhi: The Anatomy of a Riot
By Soma Basu
Communal violence killed 25 in New Delhi. How did it come to this?
The Second Death of Mahatma Gandhi
By Angel L. Martínez Cantera
The same ideology that assassinated Gandhi is defaming his legacy en route to reshaping India’s socio-political past, present, and future.